Draft Gastropub

Draft has become one of G’s and my favorite hangouts so this is where we had Sunday lunch with my family. True, people come to Draft for good beer, but their dishes are really, really good too!

For starters, we shared the Fried Cheese Platter Sampler which had “deep fried mozzarella with tomato sauce, bleu cheese croquette with truffle aioli and camembert cheese on pear chutney”. These went perfectly well with the Tomato Soup that I had.

G and my sisters ordered Draft’s regulars like the Mac N’ Cheese (Macaroni, bacon, Parmesan, cheddar, and cream cheese - highly recommended!), Minute Steak (“200g U.S. Angus beef top blade with horseradish-mashed potatoes, carrot hash and Leffe dark beer onion gravy”), and Half-Pound Cheeseburger (“Classic juicy U.S. Angus beef burger with pickles, lettuce, tomato, cheddar and frites”)

My dad, brother, and I chose from the lunch specials which came with a choice of soda or iced tea and a choice of soup or dessert. Papa had the Penne Arrabiata, my brother had the Fettuccine Alfredo, and I had the Calamari & Clam Linguine. Usually, I can’t finish this much pasta, but this dish was packed with flavor that I savored every single bite!

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Taipei, Taiwan
It was great to visit Taipei for the second time, and this time I knew that I had to try the stinky tofu that everyone was talking about. My colleagues and I chickened out a couple of times every time we had a whiff of the extremely pungent smell walking past food stalls at the Shilin Night Market, but finally we ordered a plate.
Stinky Tofu is definitely the perfect name for this dish.
We got the fried one which we heard was less stinky than the boiled one, but when I took a bite, I felt as if all the pungent sourness was packed inside the tofu. The smell was just too overwhelming and the taste was like all the foul things you could imagine. Like sweaty armpits.
Needless to say, one bite was all I needed.
Photo taken using my phone camera

Taipei, Taiwan

It was great to visit Taipei for the second time, and this time I knew that I had to try the stinky tofu that everyone was talking about. My colleagues and I chickened out a couple of times every time we had a whiff of the extremely pungent smell walking past food stalls at the Shilin Night Market, but finally we ordered a plate.

Stinky Tofu is definitely the perfect name for this dish.

We got the fried one which we heard was less stinky than the boiled one, but when I took a bite, I felt as if all the pungent sourness was packed inside the tofu. The smell was just too overwhelming and the taste was like all the foul things you could imagine. Like sweaty armpits.

Needless to say, one bite was all I needed.

Photo taken using my phone camera

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Bangkok, Thailand

What a crazy month! Been on a lot of business trips the past weeks, including a quick visit to Bangkok. It was my first time to visit this place, but unfortunately had very little time to explore the area. These were the only food photos I got - some Pad Thai, Shrimp Patties, and their famous Sticky Rice with Mango! Mixing rice with coconut milk and fruit may seem weird especially to non-Asians, but it is really really addicting…the rice was chewy and sweet, although as a Filipino I contend that Philippine mangoes are still the most delicious in the world!

Off to another country tomorrow for another meeting…whew!

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Last Sunday afternoon, my family and I had dessert at Magnum Manila. I’ve written about this place before (click here and here), so this time, we tried their Apple Pie (Vanilla Magnum coated in caramel sauce, served with a slice of warm apple pie, chunky apple mash, pistachios and whipped cream). It was perfect for a rainy day.

Last Sunday afternoon, my family and I had dessert at Magnum Manila. I’ve written about this place before (click here and here), so this time, we tried their Apple Pie (Vanilla Magnum coated in caramel sauce, served with a slice of warm apple pie, chunky apple mash, pistachios and whipped cream). It was perfect for a rainy day.

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